The Rail 9 is our top-of-the-line alloy electric mountain bike with long-travel suspension. It features a suspension set-up and parts worthy of the gnarliest enduro runs, and the powerful Bosch drive system will get you back up the mountain faster than you ever thought possible.
It's right for you if...
You're looking for a long-travel e-MTB that gives you a serious power boost without holding you back from hitting the techy terrain and big drops you love. You prefer to drop your upgrade budget on a plush suspension set-up and killer parts than on a frame.
The tech you get
A burly alloy frame that fully encases a 625 Wh battery, a super responsive RockShox ZEB fork with extra-beefy 38 mm stanchions and loads of adjustability, a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, a Bosch Performance Line CX 250 W motor that assists up to 20 mph (25 km/h in Europe) and a Kiox controller. A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with an extra-low 52-tooth climbing gear, and Bontrager Line Comp 30 29er wheels with robust Bontrager SE5 Team Issue tyres that come completely tubeless-ready, including sealant.
The final word
Our top-shelf alloy Rail features major upgrades to the suspension, drivetrain, dropper and more. If you’re looking for an e-MTB that’s spec’d like our best long-travel trail bikes and shreds just as hard, look no further.
Alpha Platinum Aluminium, Removable Integrated Battery (RIB), tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, magnesium rocker link, Motor Armour, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle, 150 mm travel
RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, eMTB optimised crown, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230 mm x 57.5 mm
Max compatible fork travel
170mm (580mm axle-to-crown)
Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Bontrager Line Comp 30, Rapid Drive 108, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle